Far Eastern Languages and Literatures

Courses in Chinese (Division 339)

101, 102. Beginning Chinese. Chinese 101 or equivalent is prerequisite to 102. (5 each). (FL).

Chinese 102 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

Chinese 102 (Beginning Chinese) is a continuation of Chinese 101. The textbooks are Beginning Chinese and Beginning Chinese Reader (Part I & II), both by John DeFrancis. Students are required to listen to tapes after class (at least 5 or 6 hours a week). We meet five hours a week 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of drills. We will begin with Lesson 14 in both texts. Readings are longer than in Chinese 101 and will take much of a student's time outside of class toward the end of the term. Students are also required to make up sentences for each lesson as part of the homework. Note: No visitors are allowed. (Tao)

201, 202. Second-Year Chinese. Chinese 102 or equivalent is prerequisite to 201; Chinese 201 or equivalent is prerequisite to 202. (5 each). (FL).

Chinese 202 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

This course is a continuation of Chinese 201. Students electing the course should have mastered the spoken language material presented in DeFrancis' Beginning Chinese or a similar introductory text and should be able to recognize and write about 400 characters and 1200 combinations. The primary goal of the course is achievement of a basic level of reading competence within a vocabulary of 800 characters and accompanying combinations. A closely integrated secondary goal is continued improvement of aural understanding and speaking competence. These goals are approached through classroom drill and recitation, out-of-class exercises, and work in the language laboratory. Daily class attendance is required. Students are graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, periodic quizzes and tests, homework assignments, and a final exam. The texts, both by DeFrancis, are Intermediate Chinese Reader, Parts I and II, and Intermediate Chinese. (Ma)

378. Advanced Spoken Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

This course is designed as a spoken language supplement to the post-second year Chinese reading courses. The prerequisite is two years of modern Chinese (UM courses 101 through 202, or equivalent courses at another institution), and students enrolled in the course should also be enrolled in a third year, fourth year, or classical Chinese course. The purpose of the course is to continue building on the foundation of spoken competence laid down in first and second year Chinese. This is done through classroom drill and conversation, presentation of brief speeches and stories, discussion of materials read and of fellow students' presentations, and through out-of-class preparation for these activities, including required use of the language laboratory. Though some attention is paid to character writing, the emphasis is very strongly on the aural-oral skills (supported by thorough control of the pinyin romanization system), and it is on the development of these aural-oral skills that the student is graded. The required text for the course is DeFrancis, Advanced Chinese. Character Text for Advanced Chinese is also suggested, and a limited amount of other materials may be introduced in class. (Ma)

399. Directed Readings. Permission of the Department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Individually arranged course for departmental concentrators ONLY.

451, 452. Literary Chinese. Chinese 202 or 362. (4 each). (HU).

Chinese 452 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

This course is a continuation of the introductory term of literary Chinese. We continue to read in a variety of texts covering all premodern periods. Further practice is aimed at improving understanding of the structure of literary Chinese, introductory practice in dictionaries and other aids to interpretation, better familiarity with important grammatical particulars. Supplementary areas of concern include policies and problems in using literary Chinese in research, problems of translation, and the general evolution of styles in the literary tradition. (Lin)

469/Phil. 469. Later Chinese Thought (A.D. 220-1849) Upperclass standing; no knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

See Philosophy 469. (Munro)

472. Traditional Chinese Drama and Fiction in Translation. No knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (HU).

The growth of Chinese fiction differs widely from the West since its style was influenced deeply by the Chinese story-teller and its contents were influenced by Chinese Buddhism and Taoism. Special attention is paid to the circumstances of this growth from the 14th century to the beginning of the 20th century. In a fashion just as unique, Chinese dramatic forms evolved from early song and dance performances. All types of traditional Chinese drama are eclectic and synthetic. Since drama is closely associated with various types of verse forms, the student will also be exposed to nondramatic forms of lyric and occasional poetry which are associated with the drama. Readings will include: Birch, ed., Anthology of Chinese Literature I and II; Hsiung, Romance of the Western Chamber; Crump, Chinese Theater in the Days of Kublai Khan; Waley, trans., Monkey; Dream of the Red Chamber (Universal Library ed.); Chin Ping Mei. (Crump)

Courses in Japanese (Division 401)

402. Japanese Literature in Translation: Edo and Modern periods. A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (3). (HU).

Primarily through lectures, the course will examine the various forms of popular literature in the Edo period (1615-1868) haiku, novels, puppet plays, and kabuki drama. It will also explore the rise of the modern psychological novel beginning in the Meiji period (1868-1912) and will focus on the great works of modern Japanese fiction from the Meiji era to the present, including the novels of Natsume Soseki, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, and Nobel laureate Kawabata Yasunari. (Marcus)

405, 406. Third-Year Japanese. Japanese 202 or equivalent is prerequisite to 405; Japanese 405 or equivalent is prerequisite to 406. (5 each). (Excl).

Japanese 406 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

A continuation of Japanese 405. Selected short stories and expository reading materials in enlarged print will be used as the text. Students will be asked to read faster and to write more Japanese than they did in Japanese 405. Evaluations will be based on exams and assignments. (Nagara)

493. Methods of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Japanese 408. (2). (Excl).

A course specially designed for students who desire to teach Japanese in the future. The course starts with discussions on the historical development of various methods of foreign language teaching. Then, desirable models for teaching Japanese on various levels are presented. Class observation and practice teaching constitute a part of the curriculum for the course. Information on the special literature and other references including overseas and domestic institutions is also given. (Kato, Nagara).

588, 589. Japanese Bibliography. Japanese 406 is prerequisite to 588; Japanese 588 or permission of instructor is necessary for 589. (2 each). (Excl).

Japanese 588 is offered Winter Term, 1984.

Bibliography beyond the standard reference works. Reports and discussion. (Saito)


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